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John Smith was b. 7 Mar 1749 Voluntown (now Sterling) Windham County, Connecticut seventh son of Lemuel Smith and Martha Coit parents of eleven children. Lemuel was a prominent Susquehannah Company member - In July 1753 the Susquehannah Company was organized at Windham, Connecticut, and in the July 18th, 1753 Susquehannah Company meeting minutes Lemuel and brother John Smith Esq. are among five others nominated to "repair to sd place at Susqah, in order to view sd tract of land, and to purchase of the natives there inhabitd, their title"... by the next year the Susquehannah Company secured from some Indian chiefs a dubious deed to a large tract of land along the Susquehannah River in Pennsylvania. Lemuel sold his farm in Voluntown, Connecticut for £5000, intending to buy a township elsewhere to provide for his 8 sons. Unfortunately he was unable to carry out this plan. He died 21 Sept 1759 when John was 10. Lemuel’s marker in the Oneco cemetery reads: “As I fought A house to haf Deth found me one here In this grave here to lie till ye loud cri Rols down ye Ski: arise ye dead.” John’s mother m. after Lemuel’s death to Humphrey Avery, Esq., also was a member of the Susquehanna Land Company. They resided at Poquetonock. Martha was among the Original Proprietors of Plainfield, New Hampshire, along with eldest son’s Francis, Lemuel and Isaac. A group of the Proprietors went to the New Hampshire Grants during the summer of 1763 to improve their estates. An active investor in the Propriety until she sold her share to Lemuel Smith, Jr., early in 1764 and the sons moved to the New Hampshire grants in March of 1765. Martha Coit Smith died at Plainfield, New Hampshire at the home of her eldest son. Humphrey Avery and twenty-seven others received for a grant of 28,000 acres from New York, September 6, 1774.
John and his older brother Isaac enrolled at Princeton (then called the College of New Jersey) in 1768. Founded by Presbyterians anxious to assure that educated ministers would fill the pulpits of their rapidly increasing churches, he and his brother Isaac studied theology under Dr. Witherspoon, as the Seminary was not established until 1812. Witherspoon was the only ordained clergyman to sign the Declaration of Independence, and for six years thereafter he was an active and influential member of the Continental Congress. The two brothers helped create the Cliosophic Society out of the Well Meaning Club at Nassau Hall. They graduated in 1770. Reports of the commencement of 1770 indicate that John took part in two presentations during his commencement exercises - a rebuttal defense of the Non-Importation Agreement and a Latin syllogistic debate on the proposition "Omnes Homines, Jure Naturae, liberi sunt." John became a Congregational minister, and on the 22 April 1772 he was settled at Dighton, Bristol County, Massachusetts as assistant pastor to Rev. Mr. Nathaniel Fisher. John m. 8 July 1773 at Dighton by Rev. Fisher, Alice Andrews b. 12 Jan 1758 eldest child of Elkanah Andrews and Alice Beals, she fifteen and half years of age and John twenty three years of age. John and Alice resided at Dighton after their marriage. Rev. Fisher d. 30 Aug 1777 aged 91 and John assumed or had assumed before his death the full pastorate of the church.
Between 1787 and 1789, Dighton residents looked westward to the Phelps and Gorham Purchase in New York. After establishing a settlement at Newtown (now Elmira), New York, they created the Dighton Company organized in the winter of 1788 to purchase two townships of land in Ontario County, New York in the present towns of Richmond and Bristol, (named after Bristol County, Massachusetts) west of Canandaigua Lake, approximately 60,000 acres to secure their title and supervise the sale of individual lots. John Smith and others are related to have gone to the new purchase by the Susquehanna route to help survey the firm's lands and with Calvin Jacobs was one of the two men in whose name the company received its land. On their arrival at Canandaigua, Smith is related to have preached the first sermon in the Genesee country. This was nearly an unbroken wilderness and settlement very sparse. On 1 Nov 1788, township number 9, in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Ranges, west of Canandaigua Lake, were conveyed by Phelps and Gorham to John Smith, Sylvester Richmond and Calvin Jacobs, as agents for “The Dighton Company” (Oliver Phelps Journal - recorded deeds before Libre 1 established when county government formed). John’s family may have remained in Massachusetts and John may have returned to Dighton for in the 1790 census enumeration there was a John Smith enumerated in Dighton with two males over age sixteen (b. before 1774), six males under age sixteen (b. 1775-90), five females, and three other free persons in the household. The six males under age sixteen would agree with the known sons of John and Alice. Some of the other members in the household are unknown. There was no John Smith enumerated in Ontario County, New York in 1790. John and Alice had three children born in the 1790’s recorded in the Dighton town records, but we are uninformed if they were actually born there.
John’s father Lemuel at an earlier date had also looked to westward lands and was involved with the Susquehanna Company organized in Connecticut to claim lands in Pennsylvania embracing the Wyoming Valley and many surrounding regions, including what became Bradford County where John and Alice eventually settled.
Rev. John Smith appears to have spent time in Ontario County during the early 1790s, related to his property holdings and associated with the Canandaigua Academy, but remained the settled pastor of Dighton, Massachusetts. Phelps was besieged by influential settlers and investors with requests to bring a “Gospel Preacher” to the settlements of Ontario County. In early 1791, Phelps contacted Rev. Zadock Hunn of Beckett, Massachusetts. In 1793 there is a report both Rev. Hunn and Rev. Smith preached in Bristol, New York.
There was a John Smith enumerated in Dighton in 1800 with three males under age ten (b. 1791-1800), two males of age ten and under age sixteen (b. 1785-90), two males of age sixteen and under age twenty six (b. 1775-84), one male of age twenty six and under age forty five (b. 1756-74), one male over age forty five (b. before 1755), one female under age ten (b. 1791-1800), one female of age ten and under age sixteen (b. 1785-90), two females of age sixteen and under age twenty six (b. 1775-84), and one female over age forty five (b. before 1755). This family is not a complete match and we cannot be certain if it is the family of John and Alice, but does seem to include the known children of John and Alice, but with some additional members in the household. There were John Smith’s enumerated in Ontario, Steuben and Tioga Counties, New York in 1800 (those three counties covered the area of western and central New York where the family may have been enumerated), but not as close a match as the family in Dighton, especially for their three children born after 1790, which would have still been in their household. They were also not enumerated in Tioga Township in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania (that area that included present Wells Township, Bradford County ) or Tioga Township in Lycoming County (portion of Wells Township included in that area).
On 4 April 1801 John Smith tendered his resignation as minister of the Dighton church. After this he is related to have accepted no permanent pastorate, but served the rest of his life, traveling from place to place, as a missionary of the church. The name of John Smith appears as a member of the church at Bristol about nine miles southwest of Canandaigua, New York and nearly the geographical center of the Dighton Company’s purchase, where he may have established a church. He is related to have given a deed of 6,000 acres of land to found a seminary of learning at Canandaigua, which became the Canandaigua Academy and was on its Board of Trustees when opened in 1804. See Princetonians 1769-1775 A Biographical Dictionary by Richard A. Harrison.
The family is related to have removed from Bristol before 1805 when John was ministering at Painted Post, in Steuben County, New York and at the village of Newtown (now Elmira), Tioga County (that portion that is now Chemung County, New York). John and Alice removed the short distance south from Newtown over the state line into Lycoming County, Pennsylvania (that portion that became Wells Township, Bradford County). The year of their arrival is unknown. Rev. Joel Jewell stated in the History of the Presbyterian Church of Wells - The North Church of Wells, the Presbyterian Church of Wells and Columbia, the Presbyterian Church of Columbia Crossroads, the Presbyterian Church of Sylvania in 1876 (manuscript in possession of Presbyterian Church Historical Society, Philadelphia) - “The first Minister of the gospel to locate in the these parts, was Rev. John Smith, from Dighton, Mass.; who settled on what is known as the Beckwith farm, under the Connecticut title, in 1804, and remained several years. He was a Congregational Presbyterian, of good learning and ability. The word of the Lord was precious in those days; and the inhabitants would come up all the way from Pine Woods to the central part of Wells, on ox sleds and on foot, to attend Mr. Smith’s meetings. His quotations from the Scriptures, and Watts’ Hymns, were often striking, and never to be forgotten.”
If the Smith families arrival was in Wells Township after 1800 they were not the first settlers as some histories have stated, unless they had stopped briefly enroute from Massachusetts to Canandaigua along the Susquehanna Route. The Gaylord family is known to have settled in the Seeley Creek Valley near the state line in the 1790’s.
The names of John Smith and Francis Smith appear on the 1808 assessment list of Tioga Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania (included present Wells Township). This is assumed to refer to Rev. Smith and son Francis. Rev. John Smith was enumerated in Smithfield Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania in 1810 (Smithfield included that portion that became Wells Township, Bradford County) with a male of age ten and under age sixteen (b. 1795-1800), two males of age sixteen and under age twenty six (b. 1785-94), one male over age forty five (b. before 1765), two females of age sixteen and under age twenty six (b. 1785-94), and one female over age forty five (b. before 1765) in their household. He was enumerated as “Rev. John Smith” in the 1810 census and the children are a match for their known younger children, except for the additional female of age sixteen and under age twenty six who may have been a daughter in law or domestic in the household or perhaps son Francis was enumerated as a female, which was not uncommon. Their residence was in central Wells on warrant parcel 1388 and 1394 as evidenced by deed (Bradford County 10:50) in which Samuel Criss sold 200 acres to John Egbert “on which Rev. John Smith formerly lived.” It was probably their home that is refered to as the “old Smith home” used as a town meeting house and indicated on an early map. The site of their settlement was nearly the center of the present township and was a small valley along a stream that became known as Beckwith Creek or Seeley Creek. The area was sparsely settled with no village or center of commerce nearby. Alice d. 11 July 1811 54y 6m (ts). If her death occurred in Wells, she may have been the first death of an adult in the township and may have been taken to Newtown (now Elmira) for burial or she died in Newtown where it is known son Elkanah was enumerated in 1810 and probably still living there a year later. Settlement was sparse in Wells at the time of her death and there were no public burial grounds at that date. Elizabeth Wright wife of Shubal Rowley and William Keys (Keyes) both d. in 1813 in the township and William has a marker in what became the Mosherville Cemetery.
Rev. John Smith or another John Smith petitioned with others in 1812 to create a road in the Seeley Creek Valley from the state line extending south through Wells into Columbia Township and on to Sugar Creek near Troy. There were two other John Smith’s enumerated in Smithfield Township in 1810, but since the original enumeration was alphabetized we do not know in which of the present six townships that comprised Smithfield the other two John Smiths were residing in. The one John Smith was b. before 1765 in the enumeration and the other John Smith was born 1785-94. None of the older sons of Rev. John Smith and Alice Andrews were enumerated in Smithfield Township in 1810. Rev. John is related to have stayed in Wells until 1812 when he is related to have traveled to Kentucky. John does not appear on the Athens Township assessment list of 1813 (submitted by the assessor to the County on 4 May 1813 and Wells Township had not yet been created) where other names of early Wells residents appear. Rev. Smith had family residing in Kentucky when daughter Alice Smith and her husband Cyrus Talbot had removed to Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky prior to the 1810 census enumeration. In Pioneer and Patriot Families of Bradford County, Pennsylvania it relates that “William Compton, a ship carpenter and native of Providence, Rhode Island, came from Otsego county, New York to Smithfield, 1812. He was a son of William and Elizabeth Franklin (a niece of Benjamin Franklin) Compton. He married Huldah Beals, sister of Abigail Beals, wife of Rev. John Smith, who with Harry Grover, Elias and Francis Needham and others with their families emigrated to Kentucky.” In 1812 Phineas Chapman Morgan of Columbia Township (Columbia township borders Wells Township to the south), went to Kentucky with three others (names not given) to seek a better location as they had lost their land by failing to sustain their Connecticut claim, but after spending several months returned (Northern Tier Gazette, Troy, Pennsylvania, March 26, 1868). Some or all of these families may have left Bradford County together to remove to Kentucky.
Rev. Smith was a member of the Kentucky State Synod in 1813. Of his labors in Kentucky we know very little, other than he is related to have lived for a time in Nelson county. Certainly some of his children removed to Kentucky with him. John did not remain in Kentucky but returned to the Newtown (now Elmira), New York area where son Elkanah resided. John d. 15 May 1817 68y (ts), and his marker, along with Alice, is in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, New York, removed there in 1876 by the City of Elmira. The City of Elmira closed the old Baptist Church yard also known as the Wisner Burying Ground in Elmira to create a park and it has been suggested that John and Alice were buried there when the markers were removed in 1876 to Woodlawn. However, Towner in his inventory of markers in 1875 recorded neither marker, John’s seemingly difficult to miss due to it’s large size. Both are native stone markers, John’s tall, handsomely and ornately inscribed. Alice’s marker is smaller and less ornate, both in an excellent state of preservation. Alice’s marker contains her given birth name, uncommon for that period.
Alice Andrews Smith wife of the
Rev. John Smith died July 11th 1811
aged 54y 6m
The memory of the just
who died May 15th 1817,
in the 68th year of his age.
Farewell! but not forever!
The wages of sin is death; the gift of God
is eternal life through Jesus Christ
Died near Newtown, Tioga County, on the 17th inst., the Rev. John Smith aged about 70, formerly of Dighton, Mass (Ontario Repository and Western Advertiser, May 27, 1817).
Rev. John Smith d. May 20, 1817 age 68 in Newtown, Tioga County (Geneva Gazette, June 4, 1817).
1. John Smith b. 31 Oct 1774 Dighton, Massachusetts.
2. Joseph Coit Smith b. 3 Feb 1777 Dighton.
3. Alice Smith b. 30 May 1779 Dighton.
4. Elkanah Smith b. 10 June 1781 Dighton.
5. Henry Smith b. 10 Dec 1783 Dighton.
6. Francis Smith b. 17 Jan 1786 Dighton.
7. Lemuel Smith b. 25 May 1788 Dighton.
8. Martha Smith b. 27 June 1791 Dighton.
9. Benjamin Smith b. 20 Apr 1794 Dighton living in 1810 census enumeration.
10. Thomas Andrews Smith b. 25 Aug 1797 Dighton living in 1810 census enumeration.
In the settlement of the estate of Thomas Andrews, brother of Alice Andrews, the court succeeded in tracing descendants of five of the above children of Alice. Thomas Andrews left his estate to his wife for her lifetime and after her death to the children of his seven brothers and sisters. He died in 1822 and she in 1871. In the meantime the heirs became numerous and widely scattered. The estate was nearly $49,000, but 95 percent was used for probate expenses and the cost of division among the heirs. The Bill of Equity contains a partial list of the descendants of Alice Andrews as follows:
Descendants of Alice (Andrews) Smith, with the share of the estate to which each was entitled, from the report of Samuel Peckham, Master in Chancery, to the Supreme Court of Rhode Island, Bill in Equity No. 1189.
Heirs of Elkanah Smith, son of Alice
Abigail Smith, widow of Elkanah, Ithaca, New York
Elizabeth Leary, Chicago, Ill., great granddaughter
Alice Kline, Chicago, Ill., great granddaughter
John G. Kline, Oberlin, Ohio, great grandson
Charles Smith, Rockford, Ill., grandson
Julia McD Smith, Prescott, Wisc., (Widow of John, grandson)
Charles Smith, Prescott, Wisc., (son of John) great grandson
Mary Smith, Prescott, Wisc., (daughter of John) great granddaughter
Jenny Smith, Prescott, Wisc., (daughter of John) great granddaughter
Abby Smith, Prescott, Wisc., (daughter of John) great granddaughter
Smith, Troy, Pa., (widow of Francis, grandson)
Eliza Rockwell, Troy, Pa., (daughter of Francis) great granddaughter
Lucy Smith, Troy, Pa., (daughter of Francis) great granddaughter
Cyrus T. Smith, Bethlehem, Pa., grandson
Theodore Smith, Montrose, Pa., grandson
Abigail B. Barden, Ithaca, New York, granddaughter
Children of Henry Smith, son of Alice
Henry B. Smith, New York, grandson
Horatio S. Smith, Brooklyn, New York, grandson
Frederic P. Smith, minor, great grandson
Children of Francis Smith, son of Alice
John A. Rhone (Smith) Galesburg, Ill., grandson
Susan A. Parker, Monmouth, Ill., granddaughter
Martha S. Worrell, Monmouth, Ill., granddaughter
Stella Smith, Monmouth, Ill., granddaughter
Virginia Few, Monmouth, Ill., granddaughter
Frances H. Smith, Monmouth, Ill., granddaughter
Children of Lemuel Smith, son of Alice
Samuel B. Smith, Hilton, Ill., grandson
Frances H. Smith, Brimfield, Ill., grandson
John B. Smith, Gridley, Ill., grandson
Alice Smith, Chenoa, Ill., (daughter of Feldon) great granddaughter
Carrie Smith, Chenoa, Ill., (daughter of Feldon) great granddaughter
Rachel F. Smith, Chenoa, Ill., (daughter of Feldon) great granddaughter
Adeline Shotty, Kirkwood, Ill., granddaughter
William J. Smith, Kirkwood, Ill., grandson
Rachel Smith, Kirkwood, Ill., granddaughter
Daughter of Martha (Smith) Hinckley, daughter of Alice
Mary S. Hinckley, Kansas City, Mo., granddaughter 1-35
Beside the above, Lieut. Commander Archibald N. Mitchell, who served in the navy during the Civil War, and his sister Alice Mitchell, of Monmouth, Ill., were descendants of Alice (Andrews) Smith, probably great grand children, but the line of descent is not known.
1. John Smith b. 31 Oct 1774 educated at the University of Providence, Rhode Island as a physician, went to Canada, returned to New England in 1798 to study law. Practiced law in Somerset, Pennsylvania. Became clerk of the United States War Department in 1802 m. 3 May 1804 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Catherine Loxley. Became Chief Clerk in 1805. John d. 1811.
11. Cyrus Talbot Smith b. 30 Aug 1805 Washington City, DC.
2. Joseph Coit Smith b. 3 Feb 1777 m. Phebe Allen b. 12 Nov 1776 Dighton, Massachusetts. Phebe is perhaps the Phebe Smith enumerated in Elmira, Tioga (that portion that became Chemung) County, New York in 1810 with one male under age ten (b. 1801-10), one male of age twenty six and under age forty five (b. 1766-84), two females under age ten (b. 1801-10), and one female of age twenty six and under age forty five (b. 1766-84). Phebe Smith was enumerated in Elmira in 1820 with one male of age sixteen and under age twenty six (b. 1795-1804), one male of age twenty six and under age forty five (b. 1776-94), and one male of age forty five and over (b. before 1775). Evidently, an error by the census enumerator as Phebe was not enumerated in her own household. She was evidently the female of age fifty and under age sixty (b. 1771-80) enumerated in the household of son Job in Elmira in 1830 and the female of age sixty and under age seventy enumerated in household of son Job in Du Page County, Illinois in 1840. Phebe was enumerated in household of son Job in Winfield, DuPage County, Illinois in 1850 and 1860.
12. Job Andrews Smith b. 10 June 1799 Dighton, Massachusetts.
12a.daughter b. 1801-10.
12b.daughter b. 1801-10.
3. Alice Smith b. 30 May 1779 m. 20 Jan 1798 in Dighton, Massachusetts, Cyrus Talbot b. 12 Apr 1774 son of Silas Talbot and Anna Richmond. Enumerated as Cyrus Talbert in Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky in 1810 with one male of age twenty six and under age forty five (b. 1766-84), one female under age ten (b. 1801-10), one female of age ten and under age sixteen (b. 1795-1800), and one female of age twenty six and under age forty five (b. 1766-84). Enumerated in Bardstown in 1820 with one male under age ten (b. 1811-20), one male over age forty five (b. before 1775), one female under age ten (b. 1811-20), one female of age ten and under age sixteen (b. 1805-10), and one female of age twenty six and under age forty five (b. 1776-94). Enumerated in Nelson County in 1830 with one male of age ten and under age fifteen (b. 1816-20), one male of age fifty and under age sixty (b. 1771-80), one female of age fifteen and under age twenty (b. 1811-15), and one female of age fifty and under age sixty (b. 1771-80). Cyrus is related to have d. 27 July 1833 Louisville or Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky.
13. Alice B. Talbot b. c. 1800.
14. Elizabeth Talbot b. c. 1805-10.
15. Anna Richmond Talbot b. c. 1810.
16. Cyrus Talbot, Jr., b. c. 1816-20.
4. Elkanah Smith b. 10 June 1781 m. Abigail Beals b. 24 Mar 1789 Oxford, Chenango County, New York. Enumerated in Elmira, Tioga County (that portion the became Chemung), New York in 1810 with one male under age ten (b. 1801-10), one male of age ten and under age sixteen (b. 1795-1800), one male of age sixteen and under age twenty six (b. 1785-94), two females under age ten (b. 1801-10), two females of age ten and under age sixteen 9b. 1795-1800), and two females of age sixteen and under age twenty six (b. 1785-94). Enumerated in Elmira, Tioga County (that portion that became Chemung County), New York in 1820 with three males under age ten (b. 1811-20), one male of age ten and under age sixteen (b. 1805-10), one male of age twenty six and under age forty five (b. 1776-94), one female of age ten and under age sixteen (b. 1805-10), and one female of age twenty six and under age forty five (b. 1776-94), one engaged in manufacturing. Enumerated in the village of Elmira in 1830 with two males of age five and under age ten (b. 1821-25), two males of age fifteen and under age twenty (b. 1811-15), two males of age twenty and under age thirty (b. 1801-10), one male of age forty and under age fifty (b. 1781-90), one female under age five (b. 1826-30), one female of age five and under age ten (b. 1821-25), one female of age twenty and under age thirty (b. 1801-10), and one female of age forty and under age fifty (b. 1781-90). The family removed to Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, perhaps about 1837 when he is related to have established a saddlery manufacturing business. In Nov 1839 Elkanah acquired the Bradford Argus newspaper published in Towanda under the name of Smith, Powell & Parsons. He is refered to in some records as Colonel Elkanah Smith. Enumerated in Pike Township, Bradford County in 1840 with one male of age five and under age ten (b. 1831-35), one male of age fifty and under age sixty (b. 1781-90), one female of age ten and under age fifteen (b. 1826-30), and one female of age fifty and under age sixty (b. 1781-90). Elkanah sold his interest in the newspaper in 1842 to his partners. In 1842 he was admitted to the bar to practice law. Enumerated in Towanda borough, Bradford County, Pennsylvania in 1850, sadler. Elkanah was a principal merchant in Towanda with a harness and saddlery business. Elkanah d. 28 Aug 1853 (ts) Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Bradford County. Probate (file1800), Elkanah Smith of Towanda borough, saddler. Beloved wife Abigail, all property. Neighbors and friends, William Elwell and Mellon C. Mercur, executors. Will dated 11 Dec 1849. Admitted to probate 17 Sept 1863. Abigail was enumerated in household of daughter Abigail in Elmira, New York in 1860, widow, blind. Abigail was enumerated as an occupant of the inn maintained by son Cyrus in Towanda in 1870, blind. Abigail d. 16 Nov 1878 (ts) Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pennsylvania.
At a meeting of Union Lodge, No. 108, of free accepted Masons, together with numerous Brethren, from adjacent Lodges, in the Masonic Hall in the Borough of Towanda, on Monday 29th August A. D. 1853, A. L. 5853, Brother W. Patton rose and addressed the chair as follows:
WORSHIPFUL MASTER, BRETHREN, COMPANIONS AND SIR KNIGHTS: - The green sod has been broken to receive the mortal remains of our esteemed Brother, Elkanah Smith, who was yesterday taken from us, by the hand of Omnipotence, in the 73d year of his age, and who in his last illness requested that he should be borne to his final resting place by his brethren of the Masonic fraternity.
(Several paragraphs of Masonic verse and resolutions follow before the final paragraph).
The Lodge then proceeded to the residence of our late Brother; from thence to the Methodist Church; where a very eloquent religious discourse was delivered by Brother Delong of Binghamton; and from thence to the grave where his remains were deposited in Masonic form (The Bradford Argus, Towanda, Pennsylvania, Saturday, September 3, 1853).
DEATH OF AN AGED LADY. – The aged widow of the late Elkanah Smith, of this place, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Barden, in Ithaca, N.Y., on Saturday last. Her remains were brought to this place for burial. The funeral took place from the residence of W. A. Chamberlain, Esq., at 3 o’clock on Tuesday. Deceased was the mother of C. T. Smith, formerly of the Ward House. She was 89 years old, and had been blind for the past 30 years (The Bradford Reporter, Towanda, Pennsylvania, Thursday, November 21, 1878).
17. Alice A. Smith b. c. 1807.
18. Francis Smith b. 13 Sept 1808.
19. Charles Smith b. c. 1810 New York.
20. son b. 1811-15.
21. John Smith b. 1811-15.
22. Cyrus Talbot Smith b. 1821.
23. Theodore Smith b. 14 Nov 1823 Elmira, New York.
24. daughter b. c. 1825.
25. Abigail B. Smith b. May 1829.
26. Elkanah A. Smith b. 2 Jan 1832 d. 1 Jan 1857 (ts) Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pennsylvania.
5. Henry Smith b. 10 Dec 1783 would have been about sixteen years of age when his parents left Dighton and it is unknown if he accompanied them or perhaps remained in New England for schooling. Marriage intentions were published 31 Jan 1813 at Scarborough, Maine, and probably married within a few weeks, Arixene Southgate b. 17 Sept 1793 Scarborough, Maine daughter of Dr. Robert Southgate and Mary King. Henry had an uncle Isaac Smith in Gilmanton, New Hampshire who went to Princeton with and was guardian of Henry’s father Rev. John Smith. Isaac helped start "The Gilmanton Academy" so perhaps Henry went there for schooling. Gilmanton is approximately 100 miles from Portland. Enumerated in Portland, Maine in 1820 with three males under age ten (b. 1811-20), one male of age ten and under age sixteen (b. 1805-10), one male of age twenty six and under age forty five (b. 1776-94), one female under age ten (b. 1811-20), one female of age ten and under age sixteen (b. 1805-10), and two females of age twenty six and under age forty five (b. 1776-94). Arixene d. 6 Dec 1820 Portland and is buried there. Henry m. (2)Sarah Hallam Maynard, often known as Sally, b. 15 Jan 1795 Island of St. Croix daughter of John Maynard and Elizabeth Neadom. She was related to be a woman of fine character, broad culture, high ideals and deeply religious, who proved a wise and sympathetic mother of her young step-children. Enumerated in Portland in 1830 with one male of age five and under age ten (b. 1821-25), two males of age ten and under age fifteen (b. 1816-20), one male of age forty and under age fifty (b. 1781-90), one female of age twenty and under age thirty (b. 1801-10), and one female of age thirty and under age forty (b. 1791-1800). Henry, merchant and Sally enumerated in a boarding house in Westbrook, Cumberland County, Maine in 1850. Elizabeth L. Smith, Henry’s daughter-in-law, says of him: “He became a successful merchant in Portland, where he lived for many years, admired and esteemed for his fine personal qualities, and for his high character. He was a man of the strictest integrity and of the most delicate sense of honor and courtesy. After the failure, from no fault of his own, of the business firm to which he belonged, he lived for years in the straitest economy, in order to pay to their full amount debts of the firm for which he was not legally liable. He was an intelligent, public-spirited man, with a high appreciation of scholarship, and he eagerly gave his sons every possible advantage of education. Later in life, after his pecuniary losses, he superintended a manufacturing establishment in the village of Saccarappa, seven miles from Portland. There he maintained an unusual care over the conduct and morals of this little community, admitting no one to his employ who had not signed the temperance pledge. As a father he set a high standard for his sons and made strict requirements of them, while he was always companionable and tenderly affectionate.” Henry Smith lived to see his three sons well established in life. He followed their careers with affection and lively interest. In spite of his business losses and straitened circumstances he gave his sons the best possible educational advantages, not only sending them to college, but to professional schools; of theology for Henry, and of medicine for Horatio, and gave to his eldest son the advantages of travel and study for over three years in Europe. Henry d. 22 July 1853 Saccarappa, Maine. Sally d. 6 Mar 1887 Portland buried with Henry in the village cemetery at Saccarappa. Arixene also has her name inscribed there but she is buried in Portland.
27. Frederick Southgate Smith d. 14 Feb 1814 8 wks.
28. Henry Boynton Smith b. 21 Nov 1815 Portland.
29. Frederick Southgate Smith b. 26 Jan 1817 Portland.
30. John Coit Smith b. c. Dec 1818 d. 14 Feb 1820 14 months.
31. Horatio Southgate Smith b. 18 July 1820 Portland.
6. Francis Smith b. 17 Jan 1786 appears on the 1808 Tioga assessment list (included Wells Township). Francis was of Wells in 1812 when he petitioned with others for a road in the Seeley Creek Valley from the state line to Sugar Creek. Francis appears on the first assessment of Athens Township in 1813 (certified by the assessor on 4 May 1813; Wells Township created in April 1813 with no assessment until 1814). Francis appears on the 1814 assessment list, but not thereafter. He evidently removed with or sometime near that of his father to Kentucky. Enumerated in Breckinridge County, Kentucky in 1830 with one male of age twenty and under age thirty (b. 1801-10), one male of age thirty and under age forty (b. 1791-1800), one male of age forty and under age fifty (b. 1781-90), two females under age five (b. 1826-30), two females of age five and under age ten (b. 1821-25), and one female of age thirty and under age forty (b. 1791-1800). Enumerated in Warren County, Illinois in 1840 with two males of age twenty and under age thirty (b. 1811-20), one male of age fifty and under age sixty (b. 1781-90), one female under age five (b. 1836-40), two females of age five and under age ten (b. 1831-35), and one female of age forty and under age fifty (b. 1791-1800). Francis deceased before 1850 when wife, Mary A. b. c. 1792 Virginia was enumerated in Warren County with children Stella, Virginia, and Frances in household. Mary enumerated in Monmouth, Warren County, Illinois in 1860 with real estate valued at $14,000.
32. Susan Ann Smith b. c. 1822 Kentucky.
33. Martha S. Smith b. c. 1824 Breckinridge County, Kentucky.
34. Stella Smith b. c. 1827 Kentucky.
35. Virginia Smith b. c. 1829 Kentucky.
36. Frances H. Smith b. c. 1832 Kentucky.
37. daughter b. 1836-40.
7. Lemuel Smith b. 25 May 1788 m. 12 Apr 1819 (Kentucky marriage record) in Hodgenville, Hardin County, Kentucky, Cynthia Merrifield b. c. 1800 Kentucky daughter of Alexander Merrifield and Rachel Boone. Enumerated in Little York, Hardin County in 1820 with one male under age ten (b. 1811-20), two males of age sixteen and under age twenty six (b. 1795-1804), two males of age twenty six and under age forty five (b. 1776-94), ane one female of age sixteen and under age twenty six (b. 1795-1804), three in the household engaged in agriculture. Enumerated in Hardin County in 1830 with one male under age five (b. 1826-30), two males of age five and under age ten (b. 1821-25), one male of age ten and under age fifteen (b. 1816-20), one male of age thirty and under age forty (b. 1791-1800), and one female of age thirty and under age forty (b. 1791-1800). Enumerated in Hardin County in 1840 with one male under age five (b. 1836-40), two males of age five and under age ten (b. 1831-35), two males of age fifteen and under age twenty (b. 1821-25), one male of age twenty and under age thirty (b. 1811-20), one male of age fifty and under age sixty (b. 1781-90), two females under age five (b. 1836-40), and one female of age forty and under age fifty (b. 1791-1800). Farmer, enumerated in Warren County, Illinois in 1850. Cynthia enumerated in household of son Francis in Lexington Township, McLean County, Illinois in 1860. Cynthia enumerated in household of son Jefferson in Tompkins, Warren County, Illinois in 1870, insane.
38. Samuel B. Smith.
39. Francis H. Smith b. c. 1822 Kentucky.
40. J. W. Smith b. 6 Oct 1828 d. Aug 1829.
41. John B. Smith b. c. 1830 Kentucky.
42. Fielding Smith b. c. 1832 Kentucky.
43. Adeline Smith b. c. 1834 Kentucky.
44. William Jefferson Smith b. c. 1837 Kentucky.
45. Rachel Smith b. c. 1840 Kentucky, single in 1870, residing in household of brother Jefferson.
8. Martha Smith b. 27 June 1791 m. 10 Jan 1826 (Hardin County, Kentucky marriage record) Peter Mock (or Mauck) as his third wife b. 4 Jan 1775 Shenandoah, Virginia son of John Mauck and Ann Delilah Ottilia Zumwalt. Peter m. 19 Feb 1799 Catherine Funkhouse and 18 Aug 1804 (2)Catherine Fogelsong. Surety for marriage was Lemuel Smith. Enumerated in Heath, Harrison County, Indiana in 1830 as Peter Mauck with 1 male of age fifteen and under age twenty (b. 1811-15), one male of age fifty and under age sixty (b. 1771-80), two females under age five (b. 1826-30), 1 female of age ten and under age fifteen (b. 1816-20), two females of age thirty and under age forty (b. 1791-1800). Enumerated in Warren County, Illinois in 1840 as Peter Mock with one male of age fifteen and under age twenty (b. 1821-25), one male of age sixty and under age seventy (b. 1771-80), two females of age five and under age ten (b. 1831-35), and one female of age fifty and under age sixty (b. 1781-90). Peter and Martha were enumerated in Warren County, Illinois in 1850 with daughter Mary; Francis M. Brown, age 8; Mary Smith, age 57, born Massachusetts; and Laria? Brown, age 50, born Tennessee in household. Peter d. 7 Jul y 1855 Lenox, Illinois. Martha was not enumerated in household of daughter Mary in 1860, but the Mary Smith enumerated in the household in 1850 was residing with Mary.
46. Mary S. Mock b. c. 1830 Kentucky or Harrison, Indiana (born Indiana in 1850 and 1860 census and born Kentucky in 1870 and 1880 census).
9. Benjamin Smith b. 20 Apr 1794 is perhaps the Benjamin Smith who m. 12 Dec 1820 in Hardin County, Kentucky, Mary Vanvactor. Possibly the Benjamin Smith enumerated in Hardin County in 1830 with two males under age five (b. 1826-30), one male of age five and under age ten (b. 1821-25), one male of age thirty and under age forty (b. 1791-1800), one female under age five (b. 1826-30), and one female of age thirty and under age forty (b. 1791-1800).
11. Cyrus Talbot Smith b. 30 Aug 1805 m. 8 July 1829 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Rev. William T. Brantley, DD, Charlotte Jones. Removed to Pope County, Arkansas where Cyrus was magistrate. Cyrus d. 25 Mar 1845 Philadelphia.
Cyrus Talbot Smith b. 12 Sept 1837 Pope County, Arkansas m. 1868 Margaret Anna Pulver and he d. Mar 1905 Chester County, Pennsylvania.
12. Job Andrews Smith b. 10 June 1799 entered the newspaper publishing and printing business in Elmira, New York and in 1820 established the Investigator, "printed by Job A. Smith for the proprietor," who was too modest to publish his name. The name of the Investigator was changed in 1824 to Tioga Register, and that again in 1828 to Elmira Gazette. The files of the Gazette in 1828, when the final change in name was made, and which it has since retained, do not disclose the name of the proprietor, but it was "printed by W. Murphy for the publisher." In 1829, Job A. Smith’s name appeared as proprietor, and he continued until 1831, when Brinton Paine became the publisher. Job m. 29 Nov 1828 (Geneva Gazette, Geneva, New York, February 2, 1829) in Elmira, New York, Susan Fulton b. 17 Aug 1809 New York daughter of David Robert Fulton and Elizabeth Knapp. Enumerated in Elmira in 1830 with two males of age twenty and under age thirty (b. 1801-10), one male of age thirty and under age forty (b. 1791-1800), two females of age twenty and under age thirty (b. 1801-10), and one female of age fifty and under age sixty (b. 1771-80). Enumerated in Du Page County, Illinois in 1840 with two males under age five (b. 1836-40), one male of age five and under age ten (b. 1831-35), one male of age forty and under age fifty (b. 1791-1800), one female of age thirty and under age forty (b. 1801-10), and one female of age sixty and under age seventy (b. 1771-80). Enumerated in Winfield, DuPage County, Illinois in 1850, farmer. Susan d. 8 Jan 1852. Enumerated in Winfield in 1860, farmer, with wife Alice C., b. c. 1806 New York. Job d. 20 July 1868 Winfield.
Thomas F. Smith b. c. 1833 New York.
Edmund Smith b. c. 1835 New York.
Henry H. Smith b. c. 1837 Illinois m. Amanda Brundidge and he d. 10 Mar 1877 Winfield.
Martin Smith b. c. 1841 Illinois.
Helen Smith b. c. 1844 Illinois.
Harriet Smith b. c. 1848 Illinois.
13. Alice B. Talbot b. c. 1800 m. James Wilkinson Denny and resided Louisville, Kentucky.
14. Elizabeth Talbot b. c. 1805-10 m. 23 Feb 1826 in Bardstown, Kentucky, John M. Bemis and he m. 5 Dec 1845 in Lewistown, Fulton County, Illinois, (2)Mrs. Elizabeth Chapin b. c. 1804 Virginia. Resided Lewistown, Fulton County, Illinois in 1850.
15. Anna Richmond Talbot b. c. 1810 m. James Barker Danforth, resided New York City in 1850.
Anna Danforth m. Cyrus Bemis. Attorney in New York City. After his death Anna m. and removed to England. Son, Henry Richmond Talbot Bemis removed to Australia.
17. Alice A. Smith b. c. 1807 m. 28 Sept 1830 (Elmira Gazette, Saturday, October 2, 1830) in Elmira, New York, William Kline b. 1 Sept 1805 son of John Kline and Elizabeth Shipman of Elmira, New York. Enumerated in Lockport, Niagara County, New York in 1840 with one male under age five (b. 1836-40), two males of age twenty and under age thirty (b. 1811-20), one male of age thirty and under age forty (b. 1801-10), one female of age five and under age ten (b. 1831-35), one female of age fifteen and under age twenty (b. 1821-25), and one female of age thirty and under age forty (b. 1801-10). William d. 20 Nov 1847. Alice and three children were enumerated in Lockport, Niagara County, New York in 1850. Alice was enumerated as Alice Smith in 1870, blind, residing with daughter Elizabeth and family in Chicago, Illinois.
Elizabeth H. Kline b. Feb c. 1835 New York m. Michael Leary b. Feb 1835
Canada. Enumerated in Elmira, New York in 1860 in a household next to her
aunt Abigail Shaw and grandmother Alice Smith. Enumerated in Chicago, Illinois
in 1870, grain dealer. Enumerated at 307 West Monroe Street, Chicago, in
1880, corn grain merchant. Enumerated at 971 Turner Avenue, Chicago in
1900, grain dealer, Elizabeth mother of two children, neither living.
John G. Kline b. c. 1839 New York, enumerated 37 North Main Street, Oberlin, Lorain County, Ohio in 1880 with wife Helen M. b. c. 1840 New York.
Alice L. Kline b. c. 1846 New York, enumerated with mother’s cousin Job Smith and family in Winfield, Dupage County, Illinois in 1860; enumerated with sister Elizabeth in Chicago, Illinois in 1880 and 1900.
18. Francis Smith b. 13 Sept 1808 m. 23 Mar 1830 in Troy, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, Laura Spaulding b. 18 Mar 1811 daughter of Howard Spaulding and Lucy Allen. Justice of the Peace in 1839. Enumerated in Troy Township in 1840 with two daughters under the age of five in the household. Francis became editor of the Democratic Analyzer newspaper established at Troy, Pennsylvania, 22 May 1840, which was so vigorous, politically, that it procured the name of "The Scandalizer." He was succeeded by James P. Ballard and the newspaper ceased publication 29 Sept 1842. Francis was an attorney. His advertisement in the New Star newspaper published at Troy in 1845 reads:
Attorney At Law
Troy Bradford County Pa
All business in the County of Bradford and Trioga counties entrusted to his care will be promptly attended to.
Office inf the Post Office building east of the Troy House.
Francis later formed law office with son-in-law Delos Rockwell. Francis was a state representative in the legislature. Francis served Civil War in Company B, 26th Pennsylvania Militia, d. 25 Nov 1868 (ts) Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Laura d. 5 May 1891 (ts). Her marker was transcribed or inscribed incorrectly as her obituary indicates she died in November.
Hon. Francis Smith, Esq., of this place, died at his residence on Saturday last, and on Monday he was uried with Masonic honors at the cemetery on the hill. For the past year he has been gradudally sinking under what his physicians pronounced, softening of the brain (The Northern Tier Gazette, Troy, Pennsylvania, Thursday, December 3, 1868).
Died. Smith – In Troy, November 5, 1891, of general dibility, Mrs. Laura Smith, widow of Frank Smith, aged 87 years (The Troy Register, Troy, Pennsylvania, Saturday, November 7, 1891).
Eliza S. Smith b. 29 June 1836 Elmira, New York m. 9 June 1864 Delos
Rockwell, lawyer, resided Troy, in 1864 he was elected Senator of the 23rd
Pennsylvania District and served in that capacity four years. Delos d.
24 Feb 1901 and Eliza d. 1922 (ts) Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy. Adopted son
Lucy Alice Smith b. Dec 1838 Pennsylvania, baptized 8 Jan 1842 (Troy Presbyterian Church), received as member of church Apr 1860 by profession, dressmaker, resided with mother until her death, living alone in 1900 census in Troy, d. 1923 (ts) Glenwood Cemetery.
Hon Delos Rockwell, senior member of the law firm of Rockwell &
Mitchell, departed this life after a long illness, at his late home in
Troy, Sunday morning, February 24th, 1901, at 6:40 o’clock, aged 63 years
and 6 months. Mr. Rockwell was a son of Luther Rockwell and a grandson
of Samuel Rockwell who settled, in an early day, near where now stands
Long’s Mills. He had one daughter and nine sons. It is an interesting coincidence
that Luther also had one daughter and nine sons. The daughter became the
wife of Clinton Herrick, and died a very few years after her marriage.
Of the sons, Delos was the youngest and died at the same age that the father
died. Of the others, Bingham, Marvin and Martin have deceased. Orlando,
Alvord, Calvin, Hiram and Azor remain.
The subject of this notice became a member of the Troy Baptist church, then under the pastoral care of Rev. T. Mitchell, April 2, 1854. He commenced his college studies when 18 years old. After spending one year in study, at Lewisburg, now Bucknell University, he entered upon a regular course at Hamilton, N. Y. Seminary, now Colgate University, but in consequence of failing health, he was compelled to leave school one year before time for graduation. After months of rest and recuperation he entered upon the study of law in Cherry Valley, N. Y., under the efficient instructions of P. W. C. Bates, and afterward fitted himself for practice in the Courts of Pennsylvania, in the office of Judge Morrow of Towanda, and was admitted to the Bar of Bradford county in February, 1862. The same year he opened a law office in Troy and two years subsequent thereto formed a partnership with Francis Smith which continued until Mr. Smith’s decease.
On the 9th of June, 1864, he was united in marriage to his partner’s daughter, Eliza B. Smith, who survives him. Wesley Rockwell, an adopted son, also survives him. June 1863, he joined Co. B. 26th P. V. I. In 1864 he was elected Senator of the 23rd Pennsylvania District and served in that capacity four years. The establishment of the Bradford County House was largely due to his efforts. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention of 1888 which nominated Grover Cleveland for the Presidency of the United States.
His funeral, which was held from the house on the 26th at 2 o’clock, was largely attended and representative of all the professions and denominations and different classes and parties in society. L. N. Spencer, a former student of Mr. Rockwell’s, was present from Lancaster; Prof. Daniel Fleisher of Columbia and Father Dunn of Wilkes-Barre, F. K. Stephens, of Sayre; W. C. Sechrist of Canton, and Harry Cory of Gillett; Judge Fanning and seven members of the Brdaford County Bar, were present from Towanda. The bearers were Hon. W. T. Davies, Hon. B. B. Mitchell, Valentine Saxton, L. H. Oliver, Geo. N. Newbery and R. C. Kendall. The exercises consisted of a brief sermon by Rev. T. Mitchell, on the Frailty of Man and the Sufficiency of God; some remarks from Rev. O. T. Steward on Heavenly Recognitions, and a brief eulogy by Father M. H. Dunn upon the character and abilities of Mr. Rockwell, and the singing of "Nearer My God to Thee" and a solo by Rev. O. T. Steward. The interment was in the Oak Hill cemetery. Mr. Rockwell will be greatly missed by those of his own profession, and by the people of Troy, as a man of integrity in business and uprightness in his intercourse with men. T. Mitchell (obituary).
Eliza Smith Rockwell
Mrs. Delos Rockwell died Tuesday morning at the home in Farmers’ Valley of her adopted son Wesley Rockwell. Eliza Smith Rockwell was born in Elmira, June 29, 1836. Her father was Francis Smith, a lawyer who later located in Troy. She was married June 9, 1864 to Delos Rockwell, for many years a prominent attorney of Troy who died February 24, 1901. Mr. Rockwell had eight brothers, all of whom married, and she was the last of the wives to be taken. Within a month two others have passed on, Mrs. Orlando Rockwell and Mrs. Hiram Rockwell. Since the death of her husband she had made her home in Farmers' Valley with her adopted son. She is survived by a sister Miss Lucy Smith. Funeral services will be held at the Rockwell home at 2 Thursday afternoon, The Rev. Cameron of Sylvania, officiating (obituary).
19. Charles Smith b. c. 1810 and wife Jane B., b. c. 1817 Massachusetts were enumerated in Ira, Cayuga County, New York in 1840 with one male of age twenty and under age thirty (b. 1811-20), one male of age thirty and under age forty (b. 1801-10), and one female of age twenty and under age thirty (b. 1811-20). Enumerated in Ira in 1850, harness maker. Enumerated in Red Creek, Wayne County, New York in 1860, harness maker. Edward O’Neil, age 69, b. Massachusetts and harness maker in household, perhaps Jane’s father. Enumerated in Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois in 1870, harness maker.
Elantha Viola Smith b. c. 1842 New York.
Elkanah Smith b. c. 1849 New York.
21. John Smith b. 1811-15 m. Julia b. May 1829 Hanover, Germany. Julia, widow, enumerated in Prescott, Pierce County, Wisconsin in 1870 and 1880. Julia enumerated in Prescott in the 1885 state census with two females in the household, one a native of Germany. Julia was enumerated in household of son-in-law Edward Dunbar in 1900 in Prescott, mother of two children, neither living. Julia d. 8 Dec 1903 (Pierce County death record).
Children of John and first wife:
Children of John and Julia:
Jennie Smith b. c. 1861 Wisconsin m. 1 May 1881 (Pierce County, Wisconsin marriage record) Edward L. Dunbar b. Nov 1849 Iowa. Jennie was deceased by the 1900 census enumeration when Edward and three children were enumerated in Prescott.
Abigail Smith b. c. 1863 Wisconsin m. 16 Oct 1888 (Pierce County, Wisconsin marriage record) P. L. Knight. Abigail was deceased by the 1900 census enumeration.
22. Cyrus Talbot Smith b. 1821 enumerated with parents in Towanda, Pennsylvania in 1850, harness maker. Enumerated in Barton, Tioga County, New York in 1860, stage proprietor, with wife Almeda E., b. July 1834 New York. Enumerated in Towanda in 1870, inn keeper, with a very large occupancy of people. Appears in the 1878/79 city directory of Elmira, New York, operating the Delavan House Hotel. An advertisement for the hotel indicates that Cyrus had recently operated the Sun Inn, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Enumerated at 521 Railroad Avenue, Elmira, New York in 1880, hotel keeper. Cyrus d. 1898 (ts) buried with parents in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. Almeda and her three youngest children enumerated 2002 Linden Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland in 1900. Almeda d. 1919 (ts) Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.
Charles A. Smith b. c. 1858 New York d. age 14 (ts) Oak Hill Cemetery,
Hiram Smith b. c. 1860 d. 10 Jan 1864 3y (ts) Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.
Robert E. Smith b. c. 1862 Pennsylvania.
Lawrence S. Smith b. Mar 1870 Pennsylvania.
Louise B. Smith b. May 1871 Pennsylvania d. 1930 (ts) Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.
Harry Smith b. Aug 1874 Pennsylvania.
23. Theodore Smith b. 14 Nov 1823 m. 13 June 1847 in Montrose, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, Helen Avery b. 15 Apr 1824 Montrose daughter of Charles Avery and Harriet Lord. Printer, enumerated in Montrose borough, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania in 1850, 1870, and 1880. Theodore d. 4 Jan 1898 Montrose. Helen enumerated Lake Avenue, Montrose in 1900, mother of two children, one living. Helen d. 25 Apr 1912 Montrose.
Nellie Smith b.14 July 1851 Montrose, Pennsylvania, single, postal clerk in 1880 and stenographer in 1900.
25. Abigail B. Smith b. May 1829 m. Hiram Lawrence Shaw b. c.
1821 New York. Printer, enumerated with her parents in Towanda in 1850.
Enumerated in Elmira, Chemung County, New York in 1860, railroad route
agent. Hiram d. 1 Mar 1864 43y (ts) Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pennsylvania.
Abigail was enumerated in Towanda, Pennsylvania in 1870, residing in the
hotel operated by her brother Cyrus. Abigail m. c. 1871 (2)John Barden
b. Dec 1825 New Hampshire. Enumerated in Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York
in 1880, conductor. In 1900, enumerated at 420 East Seneca Street, Ithaca,
retired. Abigail, widow, owned residence and enumerated at 423 East Seneca
Street in 1910. No children.
|28. Henry Boynton Smith b. 21 Nov 1815 graduated at Bowdoin in 1834, and studied theology at Andover Theological Seminary, at Bangor Theological Seminary, and, after a year (1836-37) as librarian and tutor in Greek at Bowdoin, and subsequently at Halle where he became personally intimate with Tholuck and Ulrici, and in Berlin, under Neander and Hengstenberg while traveling and studying for over three years (1837-40) in Europe. While in Europe he visited Paris, Belgium, Cologne, Coblentz, Bonn, the Rhine, Mayence, Namur, Halle, Weimar, Erfurth, Berlin, Geneva, Kissingen, Erlangen, Munich, Gastein, Tyrolian Alps, Wild Baad Gastein, Salzburg, the Koetchak Valley, Lucerne, the Oberland by way of Berne, Freiburg and Lausanne, Chamouni, Wittenberg, Potsdam, Babelsburg, the Havel, Dresden, the Valley of the Plau, Herrnhut, the Saxon Switzerland, the Hartz Mountains, Wulkow, London, and sailed up the Thames.|
LIFE IN THE DESERT: CAMELS AND TENTS.
“Two parties, keeping, for the most part, together, and How adji and Howadjiunes; thirty-two camels, two camel sheikhs,
with about twelve camel-leaders, two dragomans, two cooks and three waiters; i. e., circa four camels and four attendants
(Arab) to each traveler.
Morning.- Waked up by Arab jangling, cock-crowing and the rising sun,
about six o'clock (in March). After fifteen minutes
the Arabs begin to pull up the stakes of the tent; we dress and wash and pack in haste; in half an hour the tent is scattered.
Breakfast-coffee or tea, eggs in any hasty way, cold meat, canned salmon, a jar of jam, crackers, bread ad libitum and
hard, Irish stew, all in a mess, but enough-in the lunch-tent. Twenty minutes for breakfast and then the tent goes down. For
four persons we have four tents; one of twelve ropes, i.e., twelve feet diameter, and one of fourteen, for sleeping; roomy
enough; one for the cook and dragomans, etc.
Camels, sixteen for a party of four, loading, and while loading keeping
up a most disconsolate groaning-for the camel is
constitutionally a grumbler. As soon as the driver makes the camel kneel down, and begins to put the pack on, the camel
begins to grunt or groan or low, and every time that any new rope is tied on him, or any new parcel put on him, he keeps on
groaning, a discontented beast! When the rider mounts he snorts worse than ever. But as soon as the loading is finished
or the driver mounts, the camel marches on, it may be for ten or twelve hours, perfectly sure-footed, at an even pace. The
best camel of our party bore the tents, a heavy burden, groaning and growling till the burden was put on his two sides, and then he would march off, strong fellow that he was, for ten hours, even and straight, and not need food or water all the way. It is surprising how little the camels live on; stray and rude shrubs, clumps of coarse grass which the riders collect at night,
two or three quarts of beans or corn, water once a day, and all the time keeping up a steady pace of about three miles an hour. I cannot say that I like a camel personally as I should a horse, but I respect him very much. The walk of a camel can be endured, but his trot is cruel (except in the case of the trained dromedary), and cannot be borne for more than five minutes so by any invalid. They walk easily about three miles an hour But even the walk is a perpetual bobbing, to which one has to get accustomed. It is rather comical to see a squad of a dozen persons on camels loitering along, and an slightly bowing at every step of the beast, first forward and then backward; but the feeling is not as bad as it seems, and one soon becomes accustomed to and forgets the awkward movement. But whenever the rider changes his position the camel gives his uneasy grunt; when you get off and when you get on, still he snarls and groans. Round the camp in the morning, when thirty camels are loading (at breakfast), they are all clamoring and snarling and groaning as if their last hour had come. Such music fills our air morning and evening; it is worse than the braying of donkeys, and more incessant. Then, once in a while, in the evening and night, you will hear a gurgling sound; it is still the camel, drawing up the water from his inner sac, and drinking it afresh, not fresh. And whenever he stops or is going slowly, he evokes a cud from his inner buttery and chews it o'er again. The process of mounting and dismounting is peculiar, too. The driver pulls at the thong round the camel's nose (no bit), and strikes his neck, when plump he goes down on his fore knees, back up three feet high in the air, another jerk, the hind legs go down; then, thirdly, the fore legs are drawn under; fourthly, the hind legs ditto, then you mount; the camel jerks up his fore legs, and you are in the air, at an angle of 45°; then the hind legs come up and restore the balance; two more jerks, and you are up in the air ten feet, and he begins to move, and you begin your day's bobbing. Isn't there an old nursery rhyme, "We're all a-nodding?" The camel-song would be, "We're all a bobbing, a bib-bib-bobbing," etc., all the day long. We usually traveled from seven and a half to twelve and a half o'clock, and then lunched-cold fowl or mutton, preserved salmon, sardines, jam of some sort, nuts, figs, oranges, wine or ale; then a bit of a nap, stay about an hour .and a half; the signal to start is given, in ten minutes camp is struck, camels going, and the place knows us no more.
The afternoon's ride was usually three to three and a half hours. The
pack camels do not stop to lunch, but keep trudging on, and get to the
camping ground about half an hour before us. We see from afar the white
tents. As soon as we get into tent and dismount (reversing the process
of the morning), tea is ready. It usually took an old Arab cook two and
a half to three hours to get dinner ready-half-past seven to eight o'clock,
and dinner was always quite an affair, about an hour long. Soup, roast
or boiled chickens or turkeys, and roast or boiled mutton, sometimes fish;
peas or beans, canned; apples or pears, a fresh compote, figs, raisins,
nuts, crackers, cheese, etc., etc. We really lived exceedingly well. The
dragomans, both on the Nile and in the desert and in Syria, are ambitions
each to set the best table. Some of the Nile boats are fitted up
lavishly, and the living in them is quite as good as in the best hotels. Our whole outfit, tents, furniture, table service, cooking utensils, linen for tables, and beds and bedding, were entirely new when we left Cairo. The expense, of course, is considerable, and rather on the increase from year to year. For our Sinai expedition up to this point (from Cairo twenty-six days), we have averaged not much less than two pounds sterling a day, all told. In Palestine, our contract, for thirty-five or forty days from Jaffa is made out at a pound and a half; but other things of course swell the tale. Each camel has its boy; I had a little, straight, well-favored chap of about twenty, who walked most of the time holding the rope, and not swerving to right or left, bare legs, thin and wiry, erect, shoulders back, no shoes (sometimes sandals for rocky places), always attentive and pleasant, living on cracked corn or beans, overjoyed when I gave him dates or figs, and especially a bit of smoking tobacco. None of these Bedouins drink at all of strong drink.”
His health failed in 1874 and he d. 7 Feb 1877 New York City. Elizabeth d. 5 Dec 1898 Lakewood, New Jersey. Four children.
Henry Goodwin Smith b. 8 Jan 1860 New York City, M. A., A. C., 1884; D. D., Maryville, 1895; Wabash, 1899. Psi Upsilon. Prepared Emerson's Collegiate Acad., N. Y. City; Columbia, 1877-78; A. C., 1878-81. Union T. S., 1881-84; post-grad. work Union and Andover T. S., 1884-85; ordained, Ap. 15, 1886; p. Presb. Ch., Freehold, N. J., 1886-96; m. 3 Dec 1891 at Freehold Seminary, Freehold, New Jersey by his father, Helen Randolph Foreman 1869. Henry studied University of Edinburgh, 1896; prof. of systematic theology, Lane T. S., O., 1896-1903; p. Unitarian Ch., Ottawa, Canada, 1907-09; Unitarian Ch., Northampton, Sept. 23, 1909- June, 1923. Four Minute Man, 1917-18. From notes of his lectures, William S. Karr prepared two volumes of Dr Smith’s theological writings, Introduction to Christian Theology (1883) and System of Christian Theology (1884)(revised and published this book written by his father). Dr Smith contributed articles on Calvin, Kant, Pantheism, Miracles, Reformed Churches, Schelling and Hegel to the American C’yclopaedia, and contributed to McClintock and Strong’s Cyclopaedia; and was editor of the American Theological Review (1859 sqq.), both in its original form and after it became the American Presbyterian and Theological Review and, later, the Presbyterian Quarterly and Princeton Review. Henry d. 7 Aug 1940 at his home in Goshen, Massachusetts and Helen d. 19 Apr 1952.
29. Frederick Southgate Smith b. 26 Jan 1817 m. 29 Oct 1856 at Washington, DC, Emma Pike of Broome County, New York. Frederick d. at his wife’s home, 17 Oct 1861. Emma d. 22 Feb 1917 Sarasota, Florida.
Frederick Southgate Smith.
31. Horatio Southgate Smith b. 28 July 1820, graduate of Dartmouth in 1840, and M.D. from Bowdoin in 1843, m. 16 May 1849 at Boston, Massachusetts, Susan Dwight Munroe b. c . 1825 Massachusetts. Enumerated in Brooklyn, New York in 1850 and 1860, physician. Horatio d. 27 Apr 1876 Brooklyn and Susan d. 7 Nov 1910 Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Henry M. Smith b. 1850 Brooklyn.
Edmund M. Smith b. c. 1855 Brooklyn.
Alice D. Smith b. 1859/60 Brooklyn.
Susan E. Smith b. c. 1865 Brooklyn.
Sophia M. Smith b. c. 1867 Brooklyn.
32. Susan Ann Smith b. c. 1822 m. 6 Mar 1839 (Illinois marriage record) in Warren County, Illinois, John H. Mitchell b. c. 1818. Lawyer, enumerated in Liberty, Adams County, Illinois in 1850. Susan m. 11 Nov 1856 in Warren County, Illinois, (2)Zachues Parker b. c. 1817 New York. Enumerated Monmouth, Warren County, Illinois in 1860, farmer. Susan enumerated Monmouth in 1870, widow.
Children of Susan and John:
Archibald Mitchell b. c. 1841 Illinois, lieutenant commander in U.S. Navy.
Alice S. Mitchell b. c. 1845 Illinois.
Children of Susan and Z:
Allen Z. Parker b. c. 1859 Illinois.
Ida Parker b. c. 1861 Illinois.
33. Martha S. Smith b. c. 1824 m. 15 June 1847 (Illinois marriage record) in Warren County, Illinois, Milton Edward Worrell.
35. Virginia Smith b. c. 1829 m. 26 May 1870 (Illinois marriage record) in Warren County, Illinois, Thomas Few, resided Monmouth, Illinois.
38. Samuel B. Smith, resided Hilton, Illinois.
39. Francis H. Smith b. c. 1822 was enumerated in Lexington Township, McLean County, Illinois in 1860, Methodist clergyman, with wife Adelia b. c. 1830 Ohio.
Joseph Smith b. c. 1850 Wisconsin.
Sarah Smith b. c. 1854 Illinois.
Henry H. Smith b. c. 1859 Illinois.
41. John B. Smith b. c. 1830 resided Gridley, Illinois.
42. Fielding Smith b. c. 1832. Wife, Juliette b. c. 1837 New York enumerated as a widow in 1880, residing Cemetery Avenue, Chenoa, McLean County, Illinois.
Alice Smith b. c. 1862 Illinois.
Carrie A. Smith b. c. 1866 Illinois.
Florence Rachel Smith b. c. 1868 Illinois.
43. Adeline Smith b. c. 1834 m. 11 July 1861 (Illinois marriage record) in McLean County, Illinoiis, Gottlieb Schotty, resided Kirkwood, Illinois. Farmer, enumerated in Henderson County, Illinois in 1870.
Roseanna Schotty b. c. 1862 Illinois.
Cynthia Schotty b. c. 1864 Illinois.
Catherine Schotty b. c. 1867 Illinois.
44. William Jefferson Smith b. c. 1837 m. 26 Nov 1857 (Illinois marriage record) in McLean County, Illinois, Susan Conover b. c. 1837 Illinois. Enumerated in Lexington, McLean County, Illinois in 1850, farmer. Enumerated in Tompkins, Warren County, Illinois in 1860, 1870, and 1880, farmer.
Samuel Luther Smith b. c. 1858 Illinois.
Fletcher Smith b. Dec 1859 Illinois.
Mary Ann Smith b. c. 1862 Illinois.
Charles L. Smith b. c. 1864 Illinois.
Harriet M. Smith b. c. 1866 Illinois.
Edmond J. Smith b. c. 1868 Illinois.
Henry S. Smith b. Apr 1870 Illinois.
William J. Smith b. c. 1873 Illinois.
Milton M. Smith b. c. 1878 Illinois.
46. Mary S. Mauck b. c. 1830 m. 6 Aug 1853 (Illinois marriage record) in Warren County, Illinois,George Wheeler Hinckley b. 23 June 1828 New York son of Alfred Hinckley and Eliza Stanley. Enumerated in Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois in 1860, join carpenter. Enumerated in Lees Summit, Jackson County, Missouri in 1870, retired lumber merchant. Mary and three children were enumerated in Manitow, El Paso County, Colorado in 1880, Mary enumerated as married, but George was not in the household. There was a George Hincle, age 54, carpenter, born New York enumerated in Frio County, Texas in 1880.
Alfred W. Hinckley b. c. 1854 Illinois.
Martha E. Hinckley b. c. 1856 Illinois.
Estella T. Hinckley b. c. 1858 Illinois.
Walter P. Hinckley b. c. 1864 Kansas.
Francis L. Hinckley b. Jan 1870 Minnesota.
Two Smith brothers located at Aspinwall (later Coryland) on what later was the John Ayers farm (now the Roy farm). One of the Smith brothers was related to be buried under an apple tree above the barn. Perhaps Rebecca Smith who was received as a member of Presbyterian Church at Aspinwall (now Coryland) in 1854 was of this family. In 1856, Emily Smith and in 1859, Nathaniel Smith became members.
William Smith, age 35, John Smith, age 24, and Mary Smith, age 80 enumerated in same household in Wells in 1850.
C. Smith on 1858 map.
James Smith b. c. 1816 New York and wife, Mehama b. c. 1823 New York
enumerated 1850 census of Wells. Ruth A. Smith b. c. 1774 New York and
Harrison Smith b. c. 1817 New York enumerated same
1. Edgar Smith b. c. 1843 New York.
2. Emma Smith b. c. 1846 Michigan.
Michael M. Smith b. 1827 Germany m. E. Matilda Johnson b. 1829 daughter of Alexander Johnson and Harriet Baker. Michael was enumerated in Dix, Chemung (that portion that became Schuyler) County, New York in 1850 residing in the household of Thomas and Ruth Owen who removed to Wells. Resided on present Pioneer Road in northern Wells. Michael d. 1888 (ts) and Matilda d. 1908 (ts) Mosherville Cemetery.
1. Pilot Smith b. c. 1856.
2. Jane Smith b. c. 1858.
3. William Smith b. c. 1863.
4. Edwin Smith b. c. 1867.
5. Alice Smith b. c. 1869.
6. Burt Smith b. c. 1871.
7. Grace Smith b. c. 1873.
Serious Shootist at Seely Creek
Our correspondent writes from Seely Creek that during the spring and summer a number of larcenies have been committed along the plank road and many things of value taken. At last suspicion rested on one Michael Smith, a resident of Wells, Pa. A warrant was issued and a search made when various articles were found hidden in the woods. Smith was brought before Justice Knapp and fined. Since that time various persons engaged in the affair have been assaulted. The first one was Wm. Canfield, a peaceful, industrious citizen, who when he was walking along the road in the woods, heard a cracking of dry limbs in the woods by the roadside followed by the report of a gun and a whizzing sound close too his head. His hat falling to the ground he made the discovery that the bullet had passed through the crown of his hat. Mr. C was much alarmed as it was dark and he made his way home. On Saturday last, as Thomas Vansowak was riding near Brown's Mill in Southport, in the same location, a stone was thrown at him which struck him on the neck and knocked him nearly senseless at the same time Mr. V heard a pistol snap but it missed fired (newspaper article).